Latest initiatives include entrepreneur-focused podcast, speaker series, virtual business hub and Hackathon
COURTENAY, 7 December 2021 – A new project in Campbell River will build on existing successes by launching a suite of initiatives designed to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship, with funding support through the Island Coastal Economic Trust’s (ICET) DIVERSIFY – Capital and Innovation Program.
The Modern Entrepreneur Innovation Series project, led by the City’s economic development department, will include four components that address the growing need to engage differently with community entrepreneurs and their markets, including a podcast, speaker series, online business hub and hackathon.
“It’s inspiring to see a project developed to complement and enhance the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem,” says ICET Board Chair Aaron Stone. “Not only does this suite of programs foster a culture of innovation, but it also aligns with the region’s TechIsland.io strategy, supporting investment and business attraction into our communities.”
Opportunities in the tech and innovation sector, for skill development and access to resources, networking and marketing, have been increasing in recent years. This latest Campbell River project will help businesses and entrepreneurs expand into national and international markets.
Read the full news release attached.